Judith “Judi” Van Meter Jackson

January 03, 1944 ‒ June 26, 2015

Sunbury, Ohio

Judith “Judi” Van Meter Jackson, age 71 of Sunbury, died Friday evening June 26, 2015 at the Kobacker House in Columbus.

She was born on January 3, 1944 in Columbus to the late Morris and Ernestine (Humphreys) Van Meter. She was a graduate of Central High School and attended Ohio Dominican College. She was a member of the St John Neumann Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered her time.

Judi enjoyed baking, crafts, doing genealogy and her canine companion, Sadie. Judi enjoyed a good meal at KFC and enjoyed traveling. Judi had a little difficulty with directions but always found her way back home.

She is survived by her husband: Richard J. Jackson and they were married August 3, 1998; sons: Charles “Chuckie” (Robyn) Montgomery of Umatilla, FL., Patrick (Michelle) Montgomery of Sunbury, Eric (Jaimee) Montgomery of Sunbury, Matthew (Laura) Salts of Dublin, Lt.Col. Joseph (Ellen) Jackson of Valrico, Fl.; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Christopher, Samantha, Carter, Maddison, Sevyn, Kameron, Chad, Keaton, Ashley, Nathan, Andrew, Jakob, Henry and 3 Great Grandsons; sister: Verna Daniel of Columbus, Rosalee Greenwood of Columbus, Betty Jo Brabb of SC.

A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. at the St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 E St ate Route 37, Sunbury with Fr. David Sizemore celebrant. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Union Cemetery. Arrangement entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to: Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 State Route 37 E., Delaware, Ohio 43074.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.


  • Our deepest sympathy to Dick, Patrick, Eric, Matt, Chuckie, all the grandchildren, and daughter-in-laws at the loss of Judi! She will be missed especially at our special get-togethers and the holidays. Let those great memories fill your thoughts. Judi gave her heart to the Lord and we still have the opportunity to live our lives for Him as well!
    May the Lord bless and comfort your hearts!
    Ralph and Betty Linkous

  • I am so sorry to hear about your mothers passing she was surrounded by all of her loved ones from the sounds of it and that is the important things in life and gods work that she was doing was wonderful and now Mrs. Judith is inside the pearly gates in haven watching over all of you and she is also gonna be your angel for many years to come. Also try and rember all the happy times as a family and friends that you have had with this wonderful lady and all the lives she has touch or reached out to help those in need. Remember the good times the laughter and those special moments each one of you had with her. I know it is easier said then done but I hope someone if not all finds this helpful. To Mr.AndMrs.Montgomery and Ashley and Nathan I love u guys and if their is anything u need call me . From the Hurst Family Shawn,Andrea,Alex,mike,Charlie,Addyison

  • My deepest condolences Pat and Eric to you and your family. Peace be with you all and to your Mother.

    Laura Bagent

  • Our deepest sympathy to Patrick and Michelle and their sons in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dave and Chris Church

  • Sorry for your loss Pat and Eric your mother was a wonderful woman. Just know she has found peace.

  • I am shocked and sad to hear of Judi’s passing.It was exactly one year ago that I last saw her at the St. John Neumann festival.She was doing so well then and that week I moved to Florida. I had no idea her cancer had progressed.We were Adoration (of the Blessed Sacrament ) buddies for many years and shared a great love of dogs.She never failed to greet me with a hug and a smile.She will be greatly missed by many for her sweet spirit but I have absolutely no doubt that she has already been welcomed into her heavenly home where her joy and delight know no boundaries.Our sympathies are with you .

  • To those who loved Judy, and those she loved. She spoke often of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was so excited about the births of the newest additions to the family. Of course, she spoke of her husband also. God bless you all, and I pray God will help you through this. We can`t forget about her side kick Sadie, and how much Judy loved her. She will truly be missed. (Psalm 23)

  • Your sweet presence at St. John Neumann will be missed Judi and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Patrick & Eric,

    My deepest sympathy to your family. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Ivette Aedo

  • Dick, I was sorry to hear of your sad news. Oh how we missed Judy in our Divine Mercy meetings and our bible study classes. Loved having a neighbor down the street I could talk to and wave to as I drove by. Also loved the fact you and Judy always waved that beautiful American flag as we did. My favorite memories of Judy are the ones at our home and while praying together as a group she would look at me and both of us would be staring out the window watching all the birds feed on the feeders. Our get-togethers, our friendships and our giggles kept us all great friends. We will indeed miss her. Prayers to you and your family. Elaine and Bill

  • Eric and Pat,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with both of you.

  • Dick and family, I am so sorry for your pain and the loss of Judi in this world. I know the last few years have been tough. I envision her at peace now, with her beautiful smile and happy laugh. May each good memory bring you all comfort and joy forever. I shall treasure those I have with her; whether praying together or riding somewhere or sharing a meal together she always blessed me with gentleness and kindness. And no matter her pain she was faith-filled and ready to serve others. I shall join you on Wednesday to celebrate her life here and the life she will now have.